Tuesday, October 02, 2012
After I picked up Ben at Donna's house ( his daycare provider after school) we went to my house. Pa Pa Dee Dee was just getting the JD out of the shed.. Ben of course wanted a ride.. So off he went with his legs a flying.. and climbing on that tall tractor..with ease.. He has such strong arm muscles , he makes it look so easy..
After I took the picture~ Ben and I went into the house to fix supper.. I took out his work from his school folder and said 'OH Ben look you have homework".. (while he was outside with Dave I slipped into his folder and put in a work sheet I had for lower case alphabet and wrote homework on the top ) He said "Gran Annie this isn't from my teacher it's from you...that is your handwriting".. I couldn't believe he could know that ... I just laughed and said Yes, Ben you are right.. could you please practice writing your lower case letters and I'll help you... He said I'll do it with Mom.. So we played a game of Old Maid.. He loves that game.. I got him a card holder so he can hold his cards in front of him without me seeing them.. I have taught him to be a good sport and it doesn't matter who won it matters how you play the game ... and congratulate the winner even if it's not you.. When he wins he always pats himself on the back.. if I win he says "Congratulations Gran Annie"..
We had supper and then Tracie took Ben home.. She called me later and said she set up a point system with Ben with Skittles.. She has these little plastic bowls with lids and they went over his word list and he would say the word and write it on paper.. For every word written with good penmanship he got a skittle and he put the colored skittle in it's own bowl.. He showed them to me this morning.. He had a bowl of green ones, red ones, blue ones, ect. He was so excited.
Took Ben to school this morning and on the way there he decided he didn't want to buy his lunch. Good thing my house is on the way to school, we stopped and we gathered some things for him to put in his lunch box which I keep at my house.. then quickly back in the car and off to school. He was so happy this morning he just talked and talked about what he had done with his Mom last night. They made Jello and worked on getting points.. I told him that if he had a great day and didn't get his name in the yellow or red cup he could play with my Kindle Fire when I picked him up this afternoon. He said 'O.K. that means no name calling, so pushing kids and no burping in kids faces.." I said 'Yes that would be a good thing not to do today".. We got to school and he skipped all the way to the door, he turned around and waved at me and blew me a kiss~!~! That was a tender moment for Gran Annie.. Have a great day~ta ta for now from Iowa:)
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